Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners

HLTAHW060 Mapping and Delivery Guide
Plan for medical emergencies

Version 1.0
Issue Date: August 2018


Qualification -
Unit of Competency HLTAHW060 - Plan for medical emergencies
Description
Employability Skills
Learning Outcomes and Application This unit describes the required skills and knowledge to prepare and promote a plan of action for providing a clinical response to emergencies of a medical nature in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities.This unit applies to those Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers working independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team to deliver primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.
Duration and Setting X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.

Skills must be demonstrated working:

in a health service or centre

individually or as a member of a multidisciplinary primary health care team

with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities.

In addition, simulations and scenarios must be used where the full range of contexts and situations cannot be provided in the workplace or may occur only rarely. These are situations relating to emergency or unplanned procedures where assessment in these circumstances would be unsafe or is impractical.

Simulated assessment environments must simulate the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment.

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

Assessment must be undertaken by a workplace assessor who has expertise in this unit of competency and who is:

an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Worker

or:

accompanied by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who is a recognised member of the community with experience in primary health care

Prerequisites/co-requisites
Competency Field
Development and validation strategy and guide for assessors and learners Student Learning Resources Handouts
Activities
Slides
PPT
Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3 Assessment 4
Elements of Competency Performance Criteria              
Element: Elements define the essential outcomes.
       
Element: Liaise with relevant agencies and key people
  • Identify organisation policies and protocols for dealing with medical emergencies
  • Consult relevant agencies and key people to determine required roles in a medical emergency
  • Identify and document resource availability
       
Element: Develop an emergency plan
  • Develop strategies for responding to medical emergencies in consultation with key people from the community and local agencies
  • Determine preferred options in consultation with key people and the community, as time and resources permit
  • Develop the plan proactively, whenever possible
  • Ensure the plan meets legislative requirements for providing clinical care
       
Element: Document, distribute and promote the emergency action plan
  • Document the medical emergency action plan
  • Distribute the medical emergency action plan to all health service providers
  • Ensure health service providers are included in procedures relevant to their allocated roles and responsibilities
       
Element: Evaluate and modify the emergency action plan
  • Consult key people about the effectiveness of the medical emergency action plan
  • Adapt the plan as required to address community, organisation and legislative requirements
  • Distribute the amended plan to all local health service providers
       


Evidence Required

List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements define the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria specify the level of performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Liaise with relevant agencies and key people

1.1 Identify organisation policies and protocols for dealing with medical emergencies

1.2 Consult relevant agencies and key people to determine required roles in a medical emergency

1.3 Identify and document resource availability

2. Develop an emergency plan

2.1 Develop strategies for responding to medical emergencies in consultation with key people from the community and local agencies

2.2 Determine preferred options in consultation with key people and the community, as time and resources permit

2.3 Develop the plan proactively, whenever possible

2.4 Ensure the plan meets legislative requirements for providing clinical care

3. Document, distribute and promote the emergency action plan

3.1 Document the medical emergency action plan

3.2 Distribute the medical emergency action plan to all health service providers

3.3 Ensure health service providers are included in procedures relevant to their allocated roles and responsibilities

4. Evaluate and modify the emergency action plan

4.1 Consult key people about the effectiveness of the medical emergency action plan

4.2 Adapt the plan as required to address community, organisation and legislative requirements

4.3 Distribute the amended plan to all local health service providers

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role.

There must be evidence that the candidate has:

undertaken relevant research and consultation to develop an emergency plan to respond to emergencies of a medical nature, which involved:

communicating effectively with a range of relevant stakeholders to:

investigate options for responding to medical emergencies

determine preferred options

consult about the effectiveness of the plan

developing strategies to address such emergencies in line with stakeholder and related legislative requirements

documented, distributed, promoted and evaluated an emergency plan to address requirements of the community, health service providers and related organisations

implemented aspects of the plan in line with work role and responsibilities

written reports and documented the action plan.

All performance evidence must be demonstrated at least once.

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the identified work role.

This includes knowledge of:

how to operate relevant equipment and technology

local resources

key community networks

client confidentiality

local disaster planning processes

legislation protocols and policies or guidelines

network development

knowledge of key issues and information relating to individual and community health, including biology and development, psychology, disease and treatment options, and culture and tradition

organisation policies and procedures.


Submission Requirements

List each assessment task's title, type (eg project, observation/demonstration, essay, assignment, checklist) and due date here

Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

(add new lines for each of the assessment tasks)


Assessment Tasks

Copy and paste from the following data to produce each assessment task. Write these in plain English and spell out how, when and where the task is to be carried out, under what conditions, and what resources are needed. Include guidelines about how well the candidate has to perform a task for it to be judged satisfactory.

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements define the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria specify the level of performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Liaise with relevant agencies and key people

1.1 Identify organisation policies and protocols for dealing with medical emergencies

1.2 Consult relevant agencies and key people to determine required roles in a medical emergency

1.3 Identify and document resource availability

2. Develop an emergency plan

2.1 Develop strategies for responding to medical emergencies in consultation with key people from the community and local agencies

2.2 Determine preferred options in consultation with key people and the community, as time and resources permit

2.3 Develop the plan proactively, whenever possible

2.4 Ensure the plan meets legislative requirements for providing clinical care

3. Document, distribute and promote the emergency action plan

3.1 Document the medical emergency action plan

3.2 Distribute the medical emergency action plan to all health service providers

3.3 Ensure health service providers are included in procedures relevant to their allocated roles and responsibilities

4. Evaluate and modify the emergency action plan

4.1 Consult key people about the effectiveness of the medical emergency action plan

4.2 Adapt the plan as required to address community, organisation and legislative requirements

4.3 Distribute the amended plan to all local health service providers

Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.

Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
 
Identify organisation policies and protocols for dealing with medical emergencies 
Consult relevant agencies and key people to determine required roles in a medical emergency 
Identify and document resource availability 
Develop strategies for responding to medical emergencies in consultation with key people from the community and local agencies 
Determine preferred options in consultation with key people and the community, as time and resources permit 
Develop the plan proactively, whenever possible 
Ensure the plan meets legislative requirements for providing clinical care 
Document the medical emergency action plan 
Distribute the medical emergency action plan to all health service providers 
Ensure health service providers are included in procedures relevant to their allocated roles and responsibilities 
Consult key people about the effectiveness of the medical emergency action plan 
Adapt the plan as required to address community, organisation and legislative requirements 
Distribute the amended plan to all local health service providers 

Forms

Assessment Cover Sheet

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